This email just came in from a friend and reader Laura: "Please post! After a week without a post, I am going through withdrawal symptoms!!!" Isn't that nice? It's funny, because I was sitting here staring at a blank NEW POST page and I cannot think of one single thing to blog about. Eight days without a post is not something I normally do. Not that I am that interesting because TRUST ME, I am not. I love to write and I love to blog. But my brain is full of many, many other things right now. Things that are weighing heavy on my mind. Not to worry, they shall pass - No one is sick or dying or getting divorced. Just lots of THINGS.
When I was in school from Junior High to College my favorite thing in English or Creative Writing was when the teacher would write a Writing Prompt on the blackboard. (I just dated myself by saying "blackboard" didn't I?) On my first day of college we had to write an essay about "My first day at college". People wrote serious things about their future and growing and higher education. I wrote about my foreseeable future working at the drive in window at McDonald's because my first day was hard and I didn't know if I was going to make it. I entitled it "You Want Fires With That?" My college professor made copies of MY essay and handed it out to the entire class and said, "This is what I want you to write. What YOU want to say, not what you want ME to read." I gotta say, that turned my first week of college around in a good way. :)
Anyway - here's an idea - how about you guys throw me some Writing Prompts? What do you want me to write about? I'm no expert on anything, but I can fake it or make it up or pull something from my past. Make it serious or make it fun - your choice! (If you guys don't help me out, I will be forced to copy some of my love struck junior high diary entries. Can you say skating rink, THAT CUTE BOY and OH MY GOD FUNKYTOWN IS PLAYING?)
Let's see what I've gotten myself into here - GO!
And, thank you!